From the Archives of Real Estate

“We Pushed Past Fear…For the Life We Always Wanted…in Ecuador”

“We Pushed Past Fear…For the Life We Always Wanted…in Ecuador”

Ryan Kelly had worked many years in sales and management. He says, “After doing the grind for so long, I was burnt out and looking for something else to do with my life. When the Ecuador opportunity presented itself, I grabbed on tightly with both hands.”

Live La Dolce Vita in Italy Without Breaking the Bank

Live La Dolce Vita in Italy Without Breaking the Bank

Guardia Sanframondi is a typical medieval Italian hilltop town, with a formidable ancient castle, pretty squares…beautiful frescoed churches…flower-bedecked old palaces…and friendly locals saying "hello" to strangers. Situated in a lesser-known part of Italy's...

“Indulging Our Wanderlust and an Early Retirement in Ecuador”

“Indulging Our Wanderlust and an Early Retirement in Ecuador”

Travel and adventure have been part of Tina and Keith Paul's 32-year marriage from the beginning. "I was fortunate to get a lot of vacation time each year, so our family traveled a lot," says Keith. "We owned a large RV and traveled all but three states in the U.S."...

A Fairytale Beach Life in Mexico For Half the Cost of the U.S.

A Fairytale Beach Life in Mexico For Half the Cost of the U.S.

As I write about my life here in Cancún, Mexico, it seems like a fairytale and yet, it's very real. The first thing I see every morning, even before getting out of bed, is a clear, unobstructed view of the shimmering, aquamarine Caribbean Sea...just beyond the pool.

Buy For $159,000 in This Up-and-Coming Beach Town

Buy For $159,000 in This Up-and-Coming Beach Town

Playa Potrero is a small village on Costa Rica's northern Pacific Coast, nestled nearly equidistant between the more popular tourist hubs of Playas del Coco and Playa Tamarindo. Potrero represents a growing, full-time expat community and real estate opportunities that still represent great value beach living.